In order to experience their culture in the rawest form, you can simply take a trip across a bridge from Lumbo in northern Mozambique; it leads you to the former capital when the island was under Portuguese occupation. A UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its many national monuments, Ilha de Moçambique is a must-see! Some of the more popular monuments include the Sao Sebastio Fortress, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, the Portuguese Stone Town and the African Macuti Town. There are 17th and 18th century buildings, mansions and mosques all across the tiny island from the colonial period. There is also the renowned Inhaca Island, in the south of Mozambique, with its historic lighthouse and museum of marine biology. A ferry form Maputo harbour will take you to this island, almost frozen in time, where hand crafted art and sculptures are everywhere. There is also an incredible amount of starfish to be found in every colour imaginable. The people of Mozambique are proud of their heritage and it can be seen wherever you go. Portuguese have very many signature dishes that will leave you wanting more, and their creative talents are freely shared with visitors.